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Be Honest Until You Cannot Be

Be honest we say in churches
in conversations with our children
at school in classes
in cub scouts and boy scout troops
A big deal with the Girl Scouts

Easy when you are young, for the
truth is all you know. You have nothing but
the truth, for it is what young children speak
until they are savagely punished for telling it.

That is when children learn to lie
So please thank their parents
for teaching them to lie. 
and be aware of the parent’s level of brutality
in these early teachings.

I am not talking of spankings.
I am talking of beatings with weapons.
or of savage beatings where the wall or a table
or a chair or a lamp is the weapon.
I am specifically thinking of belts.

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Date: 1/2/2019 4:58:00 PM
"You have nothing but the truth, for it is what young children speak until they are savagely punished for telling it. Been there but, it was a private Day Care, where I learned fear. Fortunately, I had enough good influences around me that I was able to work through it all. I feel for anyone experiencing such horrific abuses. A very honest and well-penned piece of work; it's quite necessary that it be read.
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Date: 1/2/2019 5:34:00 AM
learning to play poker can be a bitch
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/2/2019 10:38:00 AM
They have banned me from the tables; I cannot stop laughing at their silliness.
Date: 1/2/2019 4:23:00 AM
wisely written-be aware of the parent’s level of brutality in these early teachings/// beautiful poem, like it
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/2/2019 10:38:00 AM
Thank you Mahtab. The most insanely angry children I have met were all belt-whipped by parents.